I can't believe this girl is a year! It breaks my heart to know that she is growing so fast. She is truly a joy. I'm so grateful to have her in our home.
Bruiser loves to wrestle this girl. And she is totally willing. It is hard to keep the two apart. They play really well together. Who knew?
Claire loves to mother this girl. It's hard for me to let her, but it's also another eyeball keeping Zoey safe. I still remember the time I was distracted by...I don't know, life...And Zoey found something on the floor. A bead from Claire's broken bracelet that Claire and I had missed (ahhh!!! We really did search! It's a big deal, ya know?) and Zoey put it right in her mouth. Claire and Matthew had a FHE on the scariness of leaving things on the floor that might cause Zoey to choke. Claire saw it, ran over, and reached her (probably dirty!!) fingers in and grabbed it! I was watching because Claire had yelled to get Zoey's action. I'm so grateful that she noticed and took attention. Bravo, girl.
Zoey LOVES to play independently and I'm relieved, cause if I had another Claire, I might die. ;) Zoe loves to push walkers. She walks on her tip toes like Claire did/does. She does not like to crawl much, so she uses her hands and feet to kind of crab walk.
Sign language drives her crazy. She does do all done, more, milk, etc, but she would so much rather just make verbal noises. Bruiser signed for so long this is strange to me, but so neat!
She isn't quite the snuggler that Matthew is, but she is much better than Claire ever was. When you get her up from naps, she puts her head on your shoulder and pats your back...for about 2 seconds...then she's done.
We have a great family.
Stats for 12 months:
weight: 21 lbs 81%
height: 27 1/4 inches 79%
head: I never remember anything but the 91%